Union County Historical Society

The Union County Historical Society is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of Blairsville and Union County, Georgia. The Union County Historical Society leases the 1899, Old Union County Courthouse from Union County and operates it as a local history museum.

It also owns the Butt-Mock House one block south of the courthouse square. The Butt-Mock House is the site of the Mountain Heritage Museum which includes a mountain farm, consisting of original buildings saved from destruction.

The 15 Best Things to Do in Blairsville GA & Union County 11/18/2022

The 15 Best Things to Do in Blairsville GA & Union County

The 15 Best Things to Do in Blairsville GA & Union County The Best Things to Do in Blairsville GA, including all the best hiking trails, museums, restaurants and other attractions in the area.

11/10/2022

Come and join us! It’s gonna be fun!🎉🎉

💲💲 $500 prize 💲💲 for the best *float* in this years Christmas Parade on Dec 3rd! We want this to be the biggest, longest, and brightest parade that Blairsville has ever seen!
If you haven't registered for the parade yet, there's still time, call the Union County Historical Society at 706-745-5493.
*FLOAT* must be a decorated trailer or platform, which is usually towed behind a vehicle.

11/07/2022

We have a great selection of gifts for the season! Check out our 2023 ‘Falling Waters’ calendar, hand-painted ornaments featuring Vogel State Park and our custom made keepsake boxes. Our museum gift shop is open 10am-4pm, Monday thru Friday! 706.745.5493 or [email protected]

10/07/2022

Don’t forget to plan today for this event! October 13 beginning at 6:30pm! See you then!

We are so excited to be sponsoring this event next month. Mark your calendars and be sure to join us!!

09/28/2022

October weekends are some of the busiest, and this coming weekend is no exception. That being said, with the current weather predictions, some events may be rescheduled….or may proceed as planned. So do yourself a favor before venturing out this weekend and check to see if your destination is still a ‘go’. A lot of planning goes into each and every event, and those organizing the events are often faced with having to make really hard decisions about whether or not to proceed. Just know that everyone is doing their best to ensure the safety of participants and visitors alike! For the most up-to-date listing of events and their status, check out VisitBlairsvilleGA.com.

09/24/2022

It’s Fall y’all!

The Sorghum Festival | Downtown Blairsville 09/16/2022

The Sorghum Festival | Downtown Blairsville

It's time for the Sorghum Festival!

The Sorghum Festival | Downtown Blairsville You know it's Spring in the mountains when we host the annual Arts, Crafts & Music Festival on the Square in Downtown Blairsville!

09/05/2022

Just wanted to thank everyone who participated in our festival, Mountain Heritage Festival, this weekend! All the vendors, special singers, volunteers and the public who came to visit and shop!! Although it rained just about all weekend, we still had a good time! Until next year!!

09/03/2022

Going on this weekend!

The Union County Heritage Festival is so much fun! Open 10am - 5pm today and tomorrow….rain or shine!

Photos from Visit Downtown Blairsville's post 08/18/2022

THIS Weekend!

08/01/2022

Our next big event will be held on Labor Day Weekend: The Mountain Heritage Festival!

A big ‘Thank You!’ to everyone who made this weekend’s Mountain Music & Moonshine Festival a great success!

A special thanks to Grandaddy Mimm’s Distilling Co. for putting on such a great show Saturday night! We’re already looking forward to next year’s event!

07/25/2022

Date with history featuring Tommy Townsend and Mickey Cu***ng, Moonshine in Union County

07/22/2022

Here’s the details on next weekend’s big festival in Downtown Blairsville!

07/06/2022

Several have been asking on how to get a memorial marker, here is the information and who to get in touch with!

06/22/2022

Mark your calendar!

The last weekend in July is gonna be a fun one!

Join us in Downtown Blairsville July 29 - 31 for our first annual Mountain Music & Moonshine Festival! Sponsored by Grandaddy Mimm's Distilling Co. and co-hosted by Visit Downtown Blairsville & the Union County Historical Society, this 3-day event has a little something for everyone!

Throughout the weekend, we'll have Live Music, a Car Show, Barrel Racing, Food Vendors, Local Artists, a Costume Contest & Moonshine Market!

On the evening of Saturday July 30th Grandaddy's will be hosting a huge parking lot party featuring the Bone Daddy's Band, Heart of Pine, Rick Davenport & The Boys, Tommy Townsend and Country Music Artist Keith Anderson! For ticket info on the parking lot party, check out eventbrite or take a look at www.grandaddymimms.com!

05/29/2022

And that’s a wrap! Thank you to everyone who came out for this weekend’s events in Downtown Blairsville! From the Friday Night Concert @ the Old Courthouse, to the annual Memorial Day Parade, this year’s festival was a great way to kick off the festival season. There’s more to come, so follow us on social media or visit our website at www.visitdowntownblairsville.com to find out more about upcoming events!

05/28/2022

It’s gonna be a beautiful day in Downtown Blairsville! Parade begins at 10:30am and festival is from 10am - 5pm both Saturday & Sunday!

05/27/2022

Doors open at 6pm….concert begins at 7pm! Donations always welcome!

05/27/2022

New item in our gift shop! Decorative keepsake boxes made by one of our favorite craft vendors! You can find this and many other unique items at this weekend’s festival.

05/27/2022
05/24/2022

By way of an anonymous donation, the Historical Society now features cushioned pews in the Old Courtroom! You can now sit in comfort while enjoying concerts & lectures!

05/24/2022

This weekend.....details below!

Here's some details about this weekend's festival on the Square!

It's gonna be a busy weekend in Downtown Blairsville as we host our first festival in several years! Expect lots of activity in-and-around the Square beginning Friday.....so avoid the area if you're in a hurry.

Festivities begin Friday evening with a concert at the Old Courthouse on the Square featuring The Mountain Breeze Band. Doors open at 6pm and show begins at 7pm.....while this is a free show, donations are always appreciated!

Saturday's festival begins at 10am and ends at 5pm. Our annual Memorial Day Parade starts at 10:30am and the parade route is as follows: Begins at the Old Gym and goes down Veterans' Memorial Drive, then down Cleveland Street and around the Square, proceeds down Blue Ridge Street and hangs a left at the Library (Hunt-Martin) and then back to the Old Gym. At noon we'll have a performance by the Scottish Festival & Highland Games Bagpipers! At 1:30pm we’ll have the gospel duo ‘lighthouse’ performing on the Square.

Sunday's festival begins at 10am and ends at 5pm. At 10:30am, we'll have gospel music featuring the duo 'Lighthouse' and at 12:30pm we'll have a performance by Kim & Curtis of 'Mountain Gypsy Music'!

The festival is rain or shine, and is a great way to check out the local artists who call our mountains home. In addition to the festival, your favorite downtown merchants will be open and hosting special events of their own.....so be sure to check them out!

If you're worried about parking, there'll be plenty behind Blairsville's City Hall....or you may use any of the side streets where parking is available. We hope you'll join us for what's sure to be a great weekend and look forward to seeing you on the Square!

05/20/2022

We hope to see you on the Square Memorial Day Weekend!

We're a week away from our first Downtown festival in two years and we couldn't be more excited!

We'll be kicking off the weekend with a Friday night concert at the Old Courthouse on the Square featuring The Mountain Breeze Band. Additionally, we'll have our annual Memorial Day Parade at 10:30am on Saturday as well as 70+ vendors and daytime musical performances Saturday & Sunday. Grandaddy Mimm's Distillery will be featuring 'Music Bingo' Saturday evening.....so it's gonna be a fun weekend for sure!

For more information about this and other events, be sure to visit our website at www.visitdowntownblairsville.com and check out the 'events' section.

03/17/2022

The Courthouse on the Square has never looked better!

A view that never gets old! Thanks to Jarrett Maxwelll for allowing us to share!

03/12/2022

A big thank you to the City of Blairsville for getting the spotlights working again on the historic courthouse on the Square! To say she’s lit is an understatement! ;-)

03/11/2022

Did you know that the Union County Historical Society has a large collection of Civil War reference materials? Donated by the family of David Friedly, the extensive library is a wealth of information and covers all aspects of the Civil War. To see this and other treasures at the Historical Society, be sure to stop by between 10am & 4pm, Monday thru Friday. Saturday hours will resume early May. .

03/11/2022

Did you know that the Union County Historical Society has a large collection of Civil War reference materials? Donated by the family of David Friedly, the extensive library is a wealth of information and covers all aspects of the Civil War. To see this and other treasures at the Historical Society, be sure to stop by between 10am & 4pm, Monday thru Friday. Saturday hours will resume early May. .

02/10/2022

We're proud to be a part of this annual event! Don't forget that our gift shop has many unique items including jewelry, ornaments, t-shirts, hats, mugs and books about the history of our area!

Don't forget that beginning today til Saturday, when you shop at one of these merchants, you'll not only be supporting a local business but helping our local Habitat for Humanity Towns/Union chapter at the same time!

01/28/2022

We are beginning our membership drive! Join today! Help to preserve our history and way of life!! Also purchase a historic brick to honor someone special! $50 per brick.

Call or come by Monday thru Friday 10am to 4pm! 706-745-5493

Welcome | Downtown Blairsville 01/16/2022

Welcome | Downtown Blairsville

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Welcome | Downtown Blairsville

01/10/2022

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Welcome | Downtown Blairsville

Welcome | Downtown Blairsville

01/06/2022

With 2021 behind us, now's the time we look ahead to the many great events planned for 2022!

For details on each of the events below, visit our website @ www.visitdowntownblairsville.com/events.

We're looking forward to the year ahead and hope you'll join us in supporting Downtown Blairsville by shopping & dining local, volunteering at local organizations and by attending the many events in-and-around our beautiful mountain town!

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Date with history featuring Tommy Townsend and Mickey Cumming, Moonshine in Union County

Telephone

Website

unioncountyhistory.org

Address


1 Town Square
Blairsville, GA
30512

General information

The Old Courthouse museum is open daily, except Sundays, from May - December, 10 am - 4 pm - Mon - Fri and 11 am -3 pm. Sat. It is closed weekends, January - April.

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 11am - 3pm

Other Blairsville museums (show all)
Reece Heritage Farm Reece Heritage Farm
8552 Gainesville Highway
Blairsville, 30512

Byron Herbert Reece Farm and Heritage Center is a great place to come and learn about Reece and expl

Choestoe School House Choestoe School House
1034 Collins Road
Blairsville, 30512

The Choestoe School House, owned by Union County, GA, is perfect to host your next party, event or even a Wedding.